Due to historical circumstance, the United Kingdom and the state of Israel have had a rather rocky, on and off relationship. Therefore, to establish detente and reaffirm those once firmly held ties between the two nations diplomats would be required and for Israel there were few men who were better positioned to fulfill this role than Daniel Taub.

Taub was uniquely positioned to fulfill this delicate and highly important position for several reasons, the first and foremost among them was that Taub had been born and raised in the United Kingdom and had many ties there with the Jewish community.

Secondly, he was charming, intelligent, polite and geo-politically savvy and so when he met with the Queen of England in St James court for the first time, things got off to a very good start. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/8833883/Gilad-Shalits-return-is-a-testament-to-Israels-love-of-life.html

Yet, all good things must come to a end and Daniel Taub eventually retired from his position of Ambassador to the Court of St. James and then made his way back to Israel in 2015. Though Taub might be retired from the political spotlight his legacy well lives on in the form of all the benefits garnered between both countries, not least of which was a renewed sense of trust and cooperation and with that came a good deal of trade.

According to anaylsts, trade between the State of Israel and the United Kingdom increased twofold in Taub’s four year tenure as ambassador. According to Sajid Javid, the British secretary of state business, the two countries had entered into a new “golden era.”  Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and  Daniel Taub | Crunchbase

Bilateral trade between both countries is officially reported to be around 5.5 billion but Mr. Javid has stated that that figure is likely 2 billion too low! He is considered to have been the single most popular diplomat for Israel in the UK since the times of the once prominent Israeli diplomat, Shlomo Argov who operated politically in the 1980s.

Daniel Taub, though no longer involved in diplomatic work has kept himself very busy and has since returned to his family in Israel. There he currently works as the strategic director of planning for the Rothschild (Yad Hanadiv) Foundation in Jerusalem.